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While “Paranormal Activity 4” fell short of the franchise’s third installment, which opened over the same weekend last year, overall Hollywood revenues continued to rise after a late-summer slump.

Strong holdovers such as “Argo,” “Hotel Transylvania” and “Taken 2” made the difference, with domestic business totaling $131 million, up 8 percent from the same weekend a year ago, according to Hollywood.com. Revenues were up for the fourth-straight weekend.

“Last year, the box office was so top-heavy with `Paranormal Activity 3,’ and the rest of the films really underperformed,” Dergarabedian said. “This year, we have a much more balanced lineup.”

Estimated ticket sales are for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. “Paranormal Activity 4,” $30.2 million ($26.5 million international).

2. “Argo,” $16.6 million ($1.2 million international).

3. “Hotel Transylvania,” $13.5 million ($14.5 million international).

4. “Taken 2,” $13.4 million ($23.6 million international).

5. “Alex Cross,” $11.8 million.

6. “Sinister,” $9 million ($2.3 million international).

7. “Here Comes the Boom,” $8.5 million.

8. “Pitch Perfect,” $7 million ($320,000 international).

9. “Frankenweenie,” $4.4 million ($4.1 million international).

10. “Looper,” $4.2 million ($5.6 million international).

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